Wednesday, April 23, 2014

State Testing Information

Dear Parents,

During the next two weeks our students will be engaged in state standardized testing.  We will begin testing promptly at 8:30 each morning. Testing dates are as follows:

·       Tuesday, April 29 – Alabama Science Assessment (5th grade only)
·       Tuesday, May 6 – ACT Aspire Math
·       Wednesday, May 7  – ACT Aspire Reading
·       Thursday, May 8 – ACT Aspire Writing

Please take note of the Digital Device Policy from the State of Alabama that applies to standardized testing.

The possession of a digital device (including but not limited to cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, or other telecommunication devices capable of capturing or relaying information) is strictly prohibited during the administration of a secure test.  If a student is observed in possession of a digital device during the administration of a secure test then the device will be confiscated.

If a student is observed using a digital device during the administration of a secure test, testing for the student will cease, the device will be confiscated and is subject to search, the student will be dismissed from testing, and the student’s test will be invalidated.

We encourage our students not to bring digital devices to school during the week of testing, but we also understand that many of our students rely on these devices to read books and for communicating with parents before or after school hours.  If your child needs to bring a digital device to school, they must turn the device in to their teacher each morning.  The teacher will place the device in a bin and it will be removed from the classroom during testing.  The device will be kept in a secure location and will be returned to the student after testing concludes for the day.  If the device is in the classroom during testing, it will be confiscated.  Please discuss this state policy with your children and have them leave all digital devices at home during testing if possible.

We are looking forward to a great week of testing.  If you have any questions, please let us know.


Christy Naylor                                                             Lauren Blake
3rd Grade Counselor                                                   4th and 5th Grade Counselor

(205) 228-3221                                                           (205) 228-3387

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boosterthon Pledges Due Friday

Please return your Boosterthon pledges tomorrow, Friday, April 18.

Week of April 21


Mon, April 21
E Day
Early Dismissal @ 2:00

Tues, April 22
F Day

Wed, April 23
G Day

Thurs, April 24
H Day

Fri, April 25
A Day

Sat, April 26

Sun, April 27

Important Information for Our Fifth Graders

Any upcoming 6th grader who has turned 11 years of age on or before the first day of the 2014-2015 school year must have a booster of the T-Dap vaccine.  Until June 19 parents may bring the updated form to Paine Intermediate; after June 19 parents should take the immunization form to HTMS during the days they are accepting registration contributions.  Please check the HTMS web page for the dates they will be accepting the forms.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thank You

Many thanks to members of Faith Community Fellowship for their service to Paine Intermediate on Saturday.  Faith Families spent their Saturday planting flowers in our planters and pots outside the front door.  They put together two storage units and two strawberry planters for our gardens.  We are so fortunate to have Faith Community Fellowship as our neighbor and supporter.  

Boosterthon Pledges

Thank you for your support through your Boosterthon pledges.  We ask that all pledge money be turned in by Friday, April 18.  Each classroom teacher will receive a percentage of the money her class returns by Friday.  Again, we appreciate your help.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Boosterthon Update

I would like to personally thank everyone for their support of our Boosterthon Fun Run.  I believe this year's fun run was the best one ever.  Our students had such a great time on Friday.  They ran so hard in support of our school.  We had the help of our teachers and staff, our PTO, the Boosterthon guys and girls, and the staff of Faith Community Fellowship.  Many thanks to Officer Bradford and Officer Payne for their help on Friday with getting the students safely over to Faith.  Having the event at Faith frees up our field and playground for other school activities during the day.

Thank you for helping your child get pledges, and thank you in advance for getting your pledge to the school by Friday, April 18.  The money we raised together will greatly enhance our educational program at Paine Intermediate.